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Visiting Artist’s Talk – Catherine Bertola

Catherine Bertola, Sad Bones (West House), 2017. Burnt book page, unframed, 350 x 285 mm. Courtesy of the artist.

Catherine Bertola (b.1976) studied Fine Art at Newcastle and now lives in Gateshead. She creates installations, objects and drawings that respond to particular sites, collections and historic contexts in an attempt to uncover the forgotten and invisible histories of places and communities.

Her exhibitions include: To be forever known at Brontë Parsonage Museum (Haworth), Acts of Making, a Crafts Council UK touring show, and Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design at the Museum of Arts and Design (New York).

She has worked on commissions for the National Museum Wales (Cardiff), V&A (London) and The Government Art Collection (UK), and is currently a Leverhulme Trust artist in residence at Leeds Beckett University. Bertola has worked in several public and private collections and is represented by Workplace Gallery (Gateshead) and M+R Fricke (Berlin).

The venue for this talk is Lecture Theatre F (G.74), Chemistry West Block, University of Leeds. Directions to the venue can be found online here.

The Visiting Artist’s Talk (VAT) series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon 14:00 to 15:30 during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for all Fine Art students but open to anyone else who would like to join us.

For more information, email Nick Thurston.

Image: Catherine Bertola, Sad Bones (West House), 2017. Burnt book page, unframed, 350 x 285 mm. Courtesy of the artist.

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